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Green Q-Switched Laser can cut and drill microelectronics.

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Press Release Summary:

January 10, 2013 - Designed for 24/7 operation in manufacturing environments, Pulseo® 532-44 may be used to perform high-speed, precision cutting and drilling of semiconductors, glass, electronic packages, PCBs, ceramic substrates, and other microelectronics. Laser features greater than 44 W average 532 nm output power, with 30 ns pulse widths for minimizing undesirable heat damage to processed material. Less than 3% pulse-to-pulse stability promotes optimal process reproducibility and yields.

Newport Corp.

Original Press Release

Spectra-Physics® Launches New High Power Green Q-Switched Laser

Press release date: January 7, 2013

•New 44W 532nm laser ideal for high speed cutting and drilling of microelectronics

Santa Clara, CA – Spectra-Physics®, a Newport Corporation brand, introduces a high power green Q-switched laser for high speed microelectronics manufacturing applications. The Pulseo® 532-44 features high average green power with industry-leading stability, beam quality, pulse width, and reliability. The new laser is ideal for high-speed, precision cutting and drilling of semiconductors, glass, electronic packages, printed circuit boards, ceramic substrates, and other microelectronics.

“The new Pulseo 532-44 laser extends our popular and versatile line of Pulseo high power Q-switched lasers, spanning UV to green and mid power to high power and high repetition rates,” notes Scott White, senior manager of product marketing for Spectra-Physics. “The new laser is designed and tested for 24/7 operation in demanding microelectronics manufacturing environments.”

Spectra-Physics’ Pulseo 532-44 features >44W average 532nm output power with short 30ns pulse widths for minimizing undesirable heat damage to the processed material and <3% pulse-to-pulse="" stability="" for="" highest="" process="" reproducibility="" and="" yields.="" based="" on="" the="" field-proven="" pulseo="" platform,="" the="" new="" laser="" delivers="" exceptional="" long-term="" stability="" and="" reliability="" and="" low="" cost="" of="">

The Pulseo 532-44 laser will be featured at SPIE Photonics West, The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, February 5-7, 2013.  Please visit Newport’s booth #1301for a demonstration. For more information, please visit:

About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets.

Newport’s innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers’ manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

Company Contacts:

Herman Chui
Sr. Director of Product Marketing
Tel: +1 408-980-6996

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